There is a train across the river.
I see the ship, that was commented on in the previous photo, is still docked and I see that cars even back then came up State St. and turned to come up the hill.
Lots of people who lived downtown should be able to identify their home in this clear photo.
I am curious now, why they thought they were protected from flooding. Bonneville did not help with the 1948 flood, but now, they must think they have better control over flood waters, to allow this waterfront building.
l.e. on 18th May 2012 @ 7:19am
l.e., I've read someplace on the USACE website that the 1948 flood changed the Army Corp of Engineers charter to focus on flood control. That was part of the motivation for building the Dalles Dam and John Day.
Arthur on 18th May 2012 @ 7:45am
I can see the house that I lived in back in the early 60s there on Columbia Street. Its not there anymore.
Dan K on 18th May 2012 @ 8:25am
I spent many hours fishing at the boat docks, and at the west end of the port area when I was young. There were lots of carp. One year I helped my Dad, Bob Bryant, get rid of the peninsula willows on the west side of the Hood River when he got that contract. Later I helped him with the irrigation system and landscaping at the new wastewater treatment plant.
Jeffrey Bryant on 18th May 2012 @ 10:39am
Arthur, You're on a roll. The last week's photos and comments have been fascinating. Thank you.
Jim Mason on 18th May 2012 @ 11:34am
Hey HistoricHoodRiver fans! The Museum's Historic Downtown Walking Tours start tomorrow at 10:00 a.m. Meet on the patio adjacent to the library on State Street.
Can't make it tomorrow? Tours run Saturdays 5/19-6/30. $5 suggested donation.
Casey on 18th May 2012 @ 3:39pm
Too bad the picture didn't stretch another half block west so I could see my old house on State Street.
Jeffrey Bryant on 18th May 2012 @ 3:45pm